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1:53am. Just put A to sleep. He is sleeping better, but the 5am shift is still the worst. The little dude just won't sleep. FX that he sleeps tonight.
DH went to a college basketball game today. It was supposed to be our first date since A, but between Mr. Needy-Pants and having to pump to avoid a boob-plosion, there is no way I could have gone. I'm bummed because we go every year and it's a blast. We sit in the student section and do all the fun cheers.
Instead, my SIL came over and we had a much needed girls day. It was sooooo nice to be able to have an adult conversation and talk about something other than baby stuff.
S/O baths: anyone's LO not relaxed by a bath? All my friends talk about how baths are so relaxing for their LOs and it's a great night-time soothing routine. A is revitalized by them and is all energetic afterwards.
knottie formerly known as rcj2rcd
Today was a really rough day for us. I gave D his afternoon dose of Zantac and two minutes later he spit it all up. I was afraid to give him another dose so we suffered through horrible screaming and crying most of the day due to reflux.
Also after D has his longer sleep cycles (about 3 hours) he wakes up and seems to have horrible gas pains. So around 10am he wakes up, tries to feed but spends around 40 minutes kicking and screaming in pain. It happens again after his 4pm nap. I am at a loss for what to do other than preventative dosing of gas drops.
Omg....I want to cry! Fed V at 10:30 after his bath.I gave him extra ounce (5oz instead of 4oz) as I did last night. He was great! Ate well, fell asleep after last ounce. But I had to give him evening dose of Zantac. I usually give it to him mid bottle, but I forgot to bring it upstairs with us. DH decided "he couldn't make the stairs yet" and I had wait for him to get it. Translate...after V had finished bottle and fallen asleep. Vincent HATES the Zantac. So the apparent nasty taste woke him up. Took me till 11:45 to get him down. I thought I'd get at least 4 hours if not 5 with extra ounce. Well.....V was up at 1:15. I spent an hour playing the paci game, sshing, head stroking, and rocking in hopes of him back down. Every time I dozed back off, he'd cry, Finally gave up at 2:15 and got up to mix bottle. Came back in room.....he is fast asleep. It's now 2:30. If I lie down and go back to sleep, he'll be up as soon as I'm asleep. If I wait him out, he'll likely stay sleeping--- plus now I'm awake. Murphy's law I guess.
Good news--- I finished wrapping all Xmas gifts today and food shopping for Xmas dinner is done. (This apparently is what "exhausted" DH today.) Plus I cleaned and straightend LO's room--- packed up all Newborn clothes, reorganized drawers with 3 month stuff, and put crib wedge in LO's crib hoping to at least get him to nap in there without waking within 10 minutes screaming in pain.
Bad news: I STILL have to go out and get stocking stuffers for DH, Mom, MIL, and LO. Then have to wrap them. Plus have to make sauce for Christmas day Lasagna and make lasagna. DH going out tomorrow to watch football with the guys. That means LO is coming with me to shop and I am on own ALL day with LO---usually Sat and Sunday are my easy days bc DH is home.
I know I will survive....just stressing a bit.
Almost 3am....A slept for 5 hours, which I think was her way of saying "I'm sorry I woke you up every hour last night and screamed and cried all day today." Hopefully since we've had a good night so far (knock on wood), later today will be better, too.
Baths - A doesn't like them, she cries and cries. So, clearly they don't relax her. I've heard the same thing (about them being relaxing)....maybe when she gets a little older.
3 here. Noah has basically been awake since 1130. He will sleep for about 10 min the wake up if I put him down, then wants to nurse, then just sits there with his eyes wide open, then starts fussing. And the cycle repeats. I think he may have finally passed out just now. Not sure what is going on as we had a good day. I got my nails done, finished last minute Christmas shopping, grabbed a few groceries, made cookies (with Noah in the Moby the whole time), made ornaments, and watched all 3 Santa Clause movies.
Really hoping he goes down for a while. I am one tired mamma!
3:30 here. B was really cranky because he would barely nap today and went down at 10. This has been his longest stretch of sleep ever! I actually woke him up because I needed to bf before I explode. I just hope my well-rested little guy will go back to sleep... But at this point, it looks like we are going to be up for a while.
Baths: He hates them, cries pretty much the entire time. But he does wear himself out and falls asleep quickly when he nurses and snuggles with me afterwards.
ironmom5:3:30 here. Just got finished nursing.... That's right, NURSING... Bird. He woke up yesterday and decided out of nowhere that boobs are cool. Really glad I spent hundreds of dollars on LCs and breastfeeding aids, when apparently all I had to do was tell him Santa's coming.
Tomorrow, SO is going to a Jets game with a friend of his. He kept asking me if it was okay, and I acted conflicted about it, but in reality I need him out of my hair. I hate when he helps me clean. I have spots for everything, and he just shoves things places to get them out of the way. It messes up my chi majorly and gets me so angry with him I just stop cleaning.
4:43am. DH is feeding A and I'm pumping. DH is on vacation/working from home until after the New Year and it is HEAVEN having his help at night.
jg1011: I love that your family has lasagna for Christmas. I get the weirdest looks when people ask me what my favorite holiday food is and I reply, "Lasagna".
IronMom: YAY! I'm throwing confetti and dancing around the room for you!
I'm looking forward to today. No visitors. I cleaned the house yesterday, except for the kitchen, because I plan to bake up a storm today while DH watches A. Lemon ricotta cookies, biscotti, peanut butter kisses, apple pie, and cheesecake. It's going to be so flipping awesome.
Gargita:Kieanb, sorry to hear about the situation with DH. So frustrating! I hope your night goes better.
2:47 here. H granted me less than 2 hrs, which is rare for him. Hopefully will go a bit longer this time around.
Regarding bath time: H hated them until today, but I think it's because we were keeping the water too cool. We made it a lot warmer tonight and he seemed to find it relaxing. Oops! Then we felt dumb.
S/O baths: anyone's LO not relaxed by a bath? All my friends talk about how baths are so relaxing for their LOs and it's a great nighttime soothing routine. A is revitalized by them and is all energetic afterwards.
::Lurking from Nov.'12 with an Oct.'12 born baby::
? My heart lies with Nov.'12 ?
I almost never get a chance to come back and check in with you guys!
Ironmom that is totally awesome about nursing.
I am glad to know I am not the only one having fussy days. I know it seems dumb but it is comforting to know that we all go through these rough days. It's always amazing to me when we come off a crying spell that D can smile and be happy like it never happened.
Was up every hour the entire night, to feed and sooth for 30 minutes....so I guess this is still the same night/day. LO absolutely inconsolable. I've never seen a newborn lose it like this. Shocked we got any food into her at all.
Have just sat down to complete work I was supposed to be completing this morning.